Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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[684] spots and so on." The tentative date above is John Cage's guess; Lou
Harrison says "before 1947, maybe even a year or so earlier."
 P "Playing Score" (15p), with frontispiece facsimiles of the MSS of nos.
11 and 20, copyright 1982, Peters
 C HC joined in the semi-random composition of nos. 3, 9, 10, 12-20.
685 Playing Tag Is Keen [for piano]
[No tempo mark]
 D [ca 1945?]
 M Pencil draft (with ink emendations) complete in 34m, plus repeat,
on pi of the double fold with Lookit! I'm a Cowboy (no. 683) on p4
 C See comment in no. 683.
686 [Bagatelle without title for piano]
[No tempo mark]
 D [1940-45?] Paper and handwriting suggest 1920-30. SRC, however,
warns that HC often picked up scraps of manuscript paper, old but
empty, when he wanted to jot down an idea. In 1963 he did not sug-
gest a date for this piece earlier than 1945.
 M Pencil draft complete with double bar in 19m
687 Band Piece
Allegro
 D [1940-45?]
 I No indication except that the passage suggests brass fanfare treatment
 M Pencil sketch in condensed score, complete in 22m (for 1 section
headed "recapitulation] for Band Piece") on 2p
688 Hymn for Strings
Maestoso sostenuto - Piu mosso
 D 18 Mar 1946. On 20 Mar 1946, while visiting Denton, TX, HC wrote
SRC that he had composed a hymn for string orchestra on Monday
evening, had rehearsed it that day [Wednesday], and would conduct
the premiere on Friday evening with the North Texas State Teachers
College String Sinfonietta, dir. Joseph Kirshbaum. "For N. Texas Col-
lege in Denton" (caption).
 I 5-part string orchestra
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